Need to run out of the house but can barely stand to switch out of your sweatpants? (Blame it on the turkey). Luckily, turning the comfy go-to into something that won't have you hiding should you run into an old flame in your hometown is easier than you think — and only has a few rules that need following. Keep your top simple and avoid anything sexy: a cozy knit works beautifully and maintains the off-duty vibe. Heels are hard to pull off with sweats, but smart flats are easy. A pointed toe is chic, but still easy for running around town. When it comes to your accessories, the in-vogue baseball cap is a nice addition that doubles as a fix for bed head and, as always, a luxe leather bag dresses up anything and everything. Love it? Shop our picks here.
We thought amazing, lust-inspiring designer bags were as good as it gets . . . until we spotted their pint-size counterparts. Some of the hottest statement pieces are available to shop tiny too, should you want a lighter version for nights out, vacation days, or marathon shopping expeditions.
The patchwork flight suit made a big comeback this season thanks to 3.1 Phillip Lim's Fall 2013 runway. It's right in line with the '90s resurgence that fashion is having right now, and it's the perfect trend to re-create on your own at home. All you need are some cool patches, a denim jacket, and some fabric glue, and you'll have your own version!
On Allison: H&M sweater
Those of us old enough to remember the '90s can recall the brown lipsticks and smudged shadow of the decade past. So when we spotted Jessica Stam sporting her grungy lipstick and neutral shadow at the American Ballet Theatre 2013 opening night Fall gala last night, it was right on par with an acid flashback. The model stuck with neutral tones around her eyes and accented the look with some shimmer and a flick of a cat eye. Her lips were reminiscent of '90s grunge, with a berry tone, but seriously smudged and worn down.
Jessica is actually right on trend for the Fall. These grunge-inspired looks were seen all over the Fall 2013 runways, including at 3.1 Phillip Lim (above left). But the real source of inspiration are our favorite '90s stars, like Alicia Silverstone. With her purple shadow, smudged liner, and shimmery mauve lip gloss, she completely epitomized the over-the-top neutral shades of that decade. LL Cool J might not have wanted to call it a comeback, but we do . . . and we're embracing it with open arms. You too? Then shop the look below!
Whether you're counting down the minutes until kickoff or are more of a begrudging guest, there's an undeniable fact about a football game: you've gotta wear something. The tailgate alone can involve a span of activities that requires a look that's practical but cute, and the mixed audience means it's not the time to break out your most fashion-forward purchases.
Even before all the Target collaboration madness, 3.1 Phillip Lim was churning out some pretty covetable accessories — not a day goes by without a Pashli sighting in NYC. Now's the time to get a leg up on next season's It bag by preordering the Spring 2014 styles and shades that just walked down the designer's runway during New York Fashion Week. All are available until Oct. 1 on Moda Operandi and priced in the site's normal half-down, half-on-delivery model (which feels plenty pleasing to the pocketbook, too).
Click through to see some of the pieces currently up online, from pastel blues to the mystical Pashli backpack. Yep, it's here . . . for now.
If Daft Punk wrote the music for the Blue Lagoon movie remake, the result would be something like the beauty look at 3.1 Phillip Lim's Spring 2014 presentation. Inspired by the holographic sunglasses in the collection, lead makeup artist Francelle Daly featured iridescent purple shades in the makeup concept. After incorporating a few drops of Copacabana Illuminator ($30) to tinted moisturizer to give the entire face a highlight, she added bluish-purple tones to the face using the Luxor Multiple ($39). The finished look had a pearlized effect, with blue and purple undertones that shimmered in the runway lighting.
While skin was luminous and futuristic, the hair was more like a trip to Gilligan's Island. Paul Hanlon wanted the hair to be savage, as if the models washed up on a deserted beach. He dampened the entire head with Osis Grip mousse ($19) and Twin Curl ($20) before tying strands in a knot at the nape. Then, hair was diffused dry for a chunky, dreadlock finish.
With rocks on the runway and fog wafting in, 3.1 Phillip Lim went back to the elements for Spring 2014. Water appeared in wave motifs on the bottom of boxy tops, while fire appeared in the flickery edges of moire leopard print. There were plenty of Lim's sharply cut trousers and moto jackets in the mix, alongside loose shift dresses. A new doctor's bag shape appeared for purses with charms hanging sweetly on the outside, for a style that is sure to be a hit.
Between the multitude of New York Fashion Week runway shows, there are also a handful of fabulous parties — and one of the most anticipated was the 3.1 Phillip Lim For Target soiree. The bash brought out stylist stars like Jessica Alba and Solange Knowles, who both came with their 3.1 ensembles (how great is that "Boom" sweatshirt?). Also on hand for the fun were Phillip Lim's fellow designers Richard Chai and Marchesa's Keren Craig. Come along with us as we celebrate the 3.1 Phillip Lim For Target party with champagne, celebs, and shopping — and don't forget to snap up pieces from the collection when it hits Target stores on Sept. 15.
On Thursday night, Phillip Lim hosted one of the most anticipated events of New York Fashion Week: a party celebrating his Target collaboration. Everyone from Solange Knowles to Jessica Alba and Maria Sharapova attended the event, and all of them were wearing pieces from the offering.
The rest of the party's guest list, which included Lim's fellow designers Richard Chai and Marchesa's Keren Craig, had the opportunity to shop the collaboration early. Throngs of attendees took that opportunity, which meant the party was packed and more than a little busy. But with the chance to get pieces of such a great collaboration 10 days early, what else could you expect?
A look inside the party, here in the gallery.